Rebels battle Assad's forces for gateway to north Syria




 
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Rebels battle Assad's forces for gateway to north Syria
 
October 23rd, 2012  
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Rebels battle Assad's forces for gateway to north Syria
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are battling to seize an army base close to the main north-south highway and say its capture would be a big step towards creating a "safe zone" allowing them to focus on Bashar al-Assad's southern strongholds. For two weeks they have surrounded and attacked Wadi al-Deif, east of the town of Maarat al-Numan. They say the ferocity of counter-attacks by government forces shows how important holding the base is to the president's military strategy. ...




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